Sunday, 7 September 2008

Drift migrants

A recent easterly airflow from Scandinavia across to the east coast provided ideal conditions for a large fall, with big numbers of Wyrnecks (below, St Agnes, Isles of Scilly by Stephen Menzie) being particularly evident across the country.

Smaller numbers of Red-backed Shrikes were also seen, including this juvenile bird at Landguard, Suffolk (pictures by Stephen Rutt).

On the south coast, an adult Tawny Pipit remained in residence at Barleycrates Lane, Portland (Picture by Stephen Menzie).